Nov 16 2010
There are no bones about it.Â I completely and utterly miss the 80s.Â Â I’m not sure if it’s because that was when I was growing up and things didn’t matter or if it’s because it just looked like a happier time but I really wish I could have been in my twenties during that decade.
When you look back on it, it just seemed so weird yet “free.”Â I mean there were some wacky styles then.Â Speaking of wacky styles and trends, there are some that I desperately hope will make their way back into pop culture.
I doubt it’ll happen but you never know.Â Here are five that I dearly miss….
As one gets older they start to care less about their appearance.Â It just happens.Â Like I don’t care if my socks are a little higher up or my pants are closer to my belly button.Â It’s all about comfort and convenience.Â A fanny pack was about the best way to store shit out there.Â I do miss the fanny pack.Â Sure it looks dumb but whatever.
Velcro Shoes or Sneakers
Of the five items on this list I think that Velcro has got to be on top.Â Honestly I’m not sure why I don’t wear Velcro sneakers today.Â Â Can you imagine a better product out there?Â I can’t.Â Seriously.Â Â To never have to tie your shoelaces?Â I’m pretty sure that whenever I have kids I’ll be raising them on Velcro.
One may not think this is a fashion trend but if you stop to analyze it, boom boxes were as much an accessory back then as a cell phone is today.Â If you don’t think cell phones are fashionable then you are wrong.Â It’s the same concept as a woman saying “what bag should I wear?”Â People went out there and “wore” their boom box.Â I miss those days.
I’m pretty sure that every single person I know who had a life in the 80s had a swatch watch.Â And why the hell can’t we have them now?Â I don’t need a ten thousand dollar piece of metal telling me the time.Â I just don’t.
These guys absolutely kicked ass.Â Remember how awful the fabric was?Â God it was terrible but they looked so cool didn’t they?Â Every time I wore one I felt like this cool California dude.Â I’m bringing them back, it’s settled.
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